Monday, 16 September 2019

Beautiful Friendship thank you notecard gift set

Hello my crafty friends

What an amazing weekend - we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine and blue skies. I made the most of it - so my post is later than planned .... "last minute Lynnie" strikes again - my monthly card classes and life just got in the way this week, plus I left it til today to film my video then had technical difficulties with an editing software update.

Anyhooo, I'm sharing a cute little set of note cards made with the Beautiful Friendship stamp set - such fabulous floral images and sentiments. They make it is simple to make quick and gorgeous cards. I used Very Vanilla notecards and envelopes, which are great value (imho). I also show you how to make a really cute little gift bag to put them in.
As I wanted to make a set of thank you cards, I decided to use a sentiment from the Tropical Chic stamp set as I love the font. I've listed the inks used to create the cards below but you can obviously use whatever colours you have. The first card is one of the projects at my classes this week.
Here are the rest of the cards - a good example of #simplestamping - just ink, stamps and card. I think the large flower looks like a hydrangea and the cluster of flowers are like a peony. What do you think.
The final card uses the rest of the floral stamps from the set.
The gift bag is really simple to make from designer series paper (I used a piece of the gorgeous Perennial Essence DSP) but I found it tricky to film - getting the right angle and saying the right thing ...... I guess I need to film the making and then do a voiceover!

Cut DSP @ 7-1/2" x 12"
Score @ 1-7/8" & 5-5/8" on short side
Score @ 5-5/8" & 6-3/8" on long side
Fold all the score lines - now the tough bit (for me lol) to explain!  Fold one long side into the centre and then create the little box part by folding as shown below to create the diagonal score ..... 


In the photo below you can hopefully see where I adde some glue - I use multipurpose liquid glue but any glue would do.
You can see below the small section that is created where there isn't glued - when both sides are glued and the piece folded up - voila a little box is created.
I punched a couple of holes at the top, threaded some ribbon and you have a lovely little gift set of cards.
 
 Anyway here's a link to the video, I hope you enjoy it :-
Blimey, that's a mammoth - thanks for sticking to the end if you have got here! 

If you'd like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the September Host code (you can find it on the right hand side at the top of my blog) if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in October.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

xxxxxx

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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Christmas Countdown ........

Hello my crafty friends

No cards from me this week, I failed to get organised enough before heading off for a short break to take photo's of any new makes! 

Now I know it's only September but Christmas will be here soon the rate this year is flying by so I'm jumping on quickly to remind you that the new 2019 Autumn/Winter Catalogue is now available. I had to take it away with me so I could look through it properly.
The catalogue is packed full of amazing new crafty goodies. I recently joined a new facebook group of Stampin' Up! UK demonstrators and we were set a scavenger hunt challenge last week. I had so much fun looking through this new catalogue and the beginners catalogue to find all the items and discovered things I'd overlooked when flicking through before ..... the only downside? My wish list is now a mile long!!

I have got one of the Christmas Countdown Project Kits and can't wait to put it together when I get back home.
Here's a short teaser video that Stampin' Up! have put together to whet your appetite!
If you don't have a demonstrator and live in the UK let me know. I would love to send you a complimentary catalogue.  If you would like to browse through my Stampin’ Up On-line store simply click here but remember to use the September Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in October.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a girlie night in with a diference do get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com so we can have a chat - you never know you might find a new hobby and make some lovely new friends.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Varied Vases card ideas

Hello my crafty friends

Today I'm sharing cards made with the lovely Varied Vases stamp set and Vases Builder punch from Stampin' Up!

The first card is the one featured in my latest YouTube video, which you can find later on in this post. If I'm honest, I've been in a creative slump recently and when that happens, I usually turn to Pinterest or the Stampin' Up! catalogues. Both great places are full of inspiration to help with your creative mojo.
This card is so bright and cheerful - do you love the colour combo? This time I didn't use my colour coach. The design is inspired by a card in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. I often use some of the smaller stamps in sets to add a bit of texture to a card panel. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Not too fussy and do you like the tip about stretching the ribbon? Below is the inside.
Supplies:
Pineapple Punch card cut @ 10.5cm x 29.8cm, scored @ 14.9cm (4-1/8" x 11-3/4", scored @ 5-7/8")
Grapefruid Grove card cut @
Whisper White card cut @
Night of Navy, Grapefruit Grove, Call me Clover and Pineapple Punch Classic ink pads
Basket Weave 3D embossing folder
Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Multipurpose Liquid Glud
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

I would love you to let me know what you think?
The next card is inspired by the current annual catalogue. The flowers and sentiment are stamped in Soft Suede ink and the flowers coloured with watercolour pencils. The card base is Crumb Cake, Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Daffodil Delight card, Classic Label Punch and Nature's Twine. ( I find the twine a big thick so I usually separate the strands, which is a win win as it goes further.) I used two for the bow and two for the vertical piece.
Here's the inside - cute right?
This next card has the same layout. The base is Mint Macaron, whisper white is used for the panel on the front and Soft Sea Foam for the sentiment and a strip with copper trim. The flowers are stamped in Soft Suede and coloured with Mint Macaron.
Here's the inside.
The last card has a similar layout, the base is Thick Whisper White, Coastal Cabana card for the strip on the right (you may spot it has treated with my homemade shimmer spray), Brights 6" x 6" DSP pack, Whisper White for the Stitched Circle, soft sea foam, coastal cabana and smoky slate inks, white flax ribbon and retired pearls
I left the inside blank - can you spot the shimmer?
If you would like to purchase any of the products used for these cards simply click on the links in the post or photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up! On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the September Host code QQZGXQFE if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in October.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
xxxxxx



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